Residual Radiation Estimation in Commodities
Shriram Applied Radiation Centre (SARC) operates a state of the art
Laboratory for the measurement of low level radioactive contamination /
residue in a wide range of commodities like food stuff, farm products, water
and effluent, dairy products, environmental samples and minerals.
Approvals / Recognitions
The Radioactivity Measurement Laboratory
at SARC is accredited by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) of India, for
certifying safe levels of residual radioactivity in commodities.
It is also ISO 9001 certified by DNV Netherlands for all its activities.
The instrumentation available in the
Radioactivity Measurement Laboratory can detect very low levels of alpha,
beta and gamma radioactivity.
Products commonly tested are packaged drinking water, skimmed milk powder,
spices, meat, ore samples, etc.
Requirements of The Samples For Contamination testing
Representative samples drawn from the lot
should be sent to the laboratory in a well preserved state. Perishable
samples like meat should be delivered in Ice-box to avoid spoilage. The
sample quantity required is minimum 1 kg for solids and 1 liter for liquids.
This should be accompanied by a covering letter giving detail of the sample,
tests required and the limits to which the detection of the radioactivity is
to be done.